Work With Us

We offer a variety of  services to fit different needs and budgets. We run professional development with teachers both remotely and in person, we write curriculum, and we provide ongoing support and instructional coaching to teachers who are using the Four Question Method.

The first step in working with us is always a listening conversation. We take the time to learn about you, your school, your teachers, and your students. We work with you to define goals and outcomes, and we design a package that meets your goals, your schedule, and your budget.

The partial list below includes examples of work we’ve done for a variety of clients: school districts and district public schools, charter schools and charter management organizations, independent schools, and stand-alone workshops for teachers who sign up individually.

  • 4QM Introduction/Foundation Workshop

    A short (one hour!) remote or in person introduction to the Four Questions, and an overview of how the Four Question Method is used to plan units.

  • 4QM Unit Planning Workshop

    A longer workshop on using the Four Question Method to create unit storyboards, unit questions, and a scope and sequence of lessons for an upcoming unit. Teachers can bring their own units to workshop, and/or we can demonstrate with a 4QM unit that we’ve written already.

  • Teaching With The Four Question Method

    Teachers who’ve completed our introduction can get more specific practical training with workshops dedicated to each Question. We use materials from our book, From Story to Judgment, and other curriculum that we’ve written to help teachers see how each Question can be used in the classroom to engage students in the intellectual work of social studies.

  • Curriculum Writing

    We write complete 4QM units that meet your state or district content standards and give students regular practice with the key thinking skills of narration, interpretation, explanation, and judgment.

Upcoming Workshops

Let 4QMTeaching Help You!

Contact us if you’d like to talk to us about working with 4QM teaching to improve social studies teaching and learning in your school or district.

    The 4QM workshop gave our whole department a clear and practical framework for talking about what content will be included and where as we launch our curriculum review. Teachers responded very positively, and we are using the 4QM framework to guide our review and revision process.

    Jill Story, History Department Chair, Masconomet Regional High School